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Oct 15, 2011 3:45pm EDT
tell us a little bit about the experience of getting the voicemail message a year ago. virginia thomas, clarence thomas' wife left a voicemail on your machine, i think asking for an olive branch but basically asking for your apology. what was it like to hear it? how does it sit with you a year later? >> i will be honest. i did not know that it was her. i thought it was a prank. my first description of it was that it was bizarre. either way if it was a prank or her. as you know, it became a news story. but then, honestly, once it became a news story, i remember within 24, 36, or maybe 48 hours, i got about 500 e-mails about this, how inappropriate was. but what really stuck with me is how passionate people were writing about it. honestly, i started talking to people. kathleen was one of them. emma jordan at georgetown was 1. i said this issue still resonates with people. [applause] do not let the moment be captured by something like her voicemail. let's take the passion ourselves. and shape it. and out of this came this conference that happened last week. i am going to be going t
Oct 15, 2011 9:00pm EDT
. i will wait for my senator to do something. each of us has a responsibility. we think, look out here and look at all the powerful women who are here today. what can we do to make sure that every voice is heard? that is the question and that i will lead -- leave you with. i will make it even a little more personal. what are you individually going to do to make sure that somebody who does not have a voice gets hurt, gets considered, and when policy gets made, and their stories are included in the decisions that are made. thank you. [applause] h [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> following her remarks, he gathered at hunter college. this is one hour 45 minutes. >> i am a co-chair of this conference, and blani am the mor of the next panel. when i walked in and saw that everything was actually happening after all of these months of planning, i got the feeling that it must be the way an architect feels when he draws a beautiful building and then goes away for a year and comes back to a beautiful building. we d
Oct 16, 2011 12:00am EDT
i want you to moderate and keep your discussions down, they told us. my point is that in the coverage of the african stories on the continent, i see a clear place where the attitude seems to be -- and i have even talk to journalists about this, so it is always, we want bad news is because peak -- for that is what people want to hear. i do not think that is true. some racial bias that i see in public policy and the coverage of africa in the media behind that, and finally, just to say a word or two about solutions. i main suggestion pretty much is that, you know, in the morning and this afternoon, one of the points that each struck me was that there is an optimism about how the u.s. deals with the varsity. -- with diversity. america's democratic roots may not be perfect but it years to democratic principles. the first thing i like to see change in u.s. farm policy toward africa -- far and policy toward africa is to stop backing dictators. it is easy to do because what it means is that the u.s. is taking -- washington is taking your tax money and giving it to a whole bunch of co
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